Category Archives: Bloom

Bloom 2018 – Sweet William and Anritrrhinum

Our ‘heatwave’ is continuing and I am trying to keep the annual flowers healthy and producing flowers without using too much water. There is a contradiction! I must admit that I have left the sweet willams to fend for themselves, … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Hellebores and Sweet Rocket

I picked a few Hellebores before they set seed a week or so ago and to go along with them I added Alchemilla mollis, Euphorbia oblongata, Lunaria and Hesperis (sweet rocket). All plonked in my favourite blue glass vase. Everything … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Peachy

I forced myself to cut a few tulips to arrange a few weeks ago and had a go at arranging them in a similar way to many of the florists I follow on Instagram. There was Tulip ‘Brownie’ and ‘Queen … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – The Hellebores

I love a first. I also love when it’s time to start sharing flower arrangements here again. We seem to have had a harder winter than usual but you know me I’m not going to complain about the snow….. okay … Continue reading

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Bloom 2018 – Planning and Pondering

It is that time of year again. How many years have I been sharing my endeavours to grow flowers for the house here on the blog? Quite a few now and I still love every part of this experience. I … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Pink Symmetry and Purple Haze

A couple more arrangements to share. We are away at the moment at the cottage we love in Northumberland, hence the lack of posts these last couple of days. The abundance of Cosmos a few weeks ago spurred me on … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – The Dahlias

We had a beautiful day last Friday and although we were getting a few flowers from the Dahlias I decided it was time to dig them up while the soil wasn’t too soggy. In this part of the UK our … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Velvet and Gold

My plan to get outside and harvest all the rest of the flowers didn’t quite go to plan. We had Storm Brian which brought gales and rain to the UK. We didn’t suffer too much here but other parts of … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Studded with Purple

I mentioned that I have a few more flower arrangements up my sleeve even though the season is changed and the cutting patches have all but given up. I’d actually forgotten all about this arrangement until I was sorting photographs … Continue reading

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Bloom 2017 – Take Four Sunflowers

Still a favourite way to display flowers and one that doesn’t need long elegant stems or armfuls of blooms. And it is the perfect excuse for collecting little vases….. Simple and effective flower arranging that packs a punch. Running out … Continue reading

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